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Red Wolf Food Coordinator (overnight)

About the Pine Project

The Pine Project is Ontario’s leading nature connection organization! We offer year-round nature connection programs for people of all ages in Toronto and the surrounding area, including Outdoor School, March Break programs, and highly sought-after summer camps. Each year we engage with over 1,500 children, teens, families and adults. Our programs foster confidence, competence, resilience and a deep relationship with nature in a way that is hard to achieve in more conventional learning environments.

By helping children connect to nature and teaching adults to do the same, we inspire children to respect, cherish, and care for the Earth. We are empowering the next generation of environmental stewards, problem solvers and leaders. Check out our website – – for more info. 


Position Summary

The Pine Project is seeking a skilled backcountry food coordinator to join our Red Wolf Overnight Wilderness Camp staff team. Reporting to the Red Wolf Manager, the Food Coordinator will be responsible for food planning, purchasing, and packing. Unlike many overnight camps, the entirety of Red Wolf Overnight Wilderness Camp takes place in a backcountry setting, with campers and staff living in tents, cooking for themselves over open fires, and living in harmony with the land. As such, this role is critical to ensuring the success of our camp. The Food Coordinator would live on site in a lodge setting for the duration of the contract. If applicants have the ability to commute back and forth then staying on site is not necessary.

This position is all about providing food and sustenance to our overnight staff and camps in order to advance our mission and vision of a world where healthy people care for themselves, others and the natural environment.

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Menu planning and food purchasing for camp groups 
  • Ensure food is nutritious and meets guidelines set by Canada’s Food Guide
  • Actioning and overseeing food packing for camp groups 
  • Ensure appropriate quantities of food are available for camp groups
  • Create food clean-up and re-stock systems for groups 
  • Ability to ensure all special dietary needs are met
  • Ensure all food is properly labelled
  • Ensure a high level of quality, cleanliness, and food safety within the available facilities
  • Follow safe food handling and sanitary procedures
  • Ensure proper storage, maintenance and organization of food, ongoing inventory, rotating stock, etc.
  • Coordinate with Camp Managers and staff to ensure food needs are met 
  • Drive program vehicles to and from program locations for necessary purchases
  • Participate in staff training week and camp take-down weekend
  • Be prepared to work and live outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Act in the best interest of all campers and staff in attendance
  • Willingness to continuously learn relevant knowledge and skills related to program content and curriculum
  • Familiarize yourself with and abide by all policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the staff handbook and emergency plans.
  • Other duties as required


  • Up to date Police Vulnerable Sectors Check (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
  • Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher (or willingness to obtain prior to employment)
  • Up to date Class G Driver’s License with clean driving record 
  • Up to date Food Handlers Certificate 
  • Up to date Wilderness First Aid certification (WFR/WAFA) (preferred)


The Pine Project understands that the cost of certifications can be a barrier to accessing employment in the outdoor industry. If you identify as a member of a disadvantaged or marginalized group, or have faced other systemic barriers to accessing employment, we may be able to subsidize one or all of the required certifications.

About you:

  • Enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
  • Able and willing to work as part of a team
  • Have good communication, time management, and organizational skills
  • Identify with Pine’s mission statement and core values
  • Have a desire to further own naturalist/wilderness skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities 

It’d be great if you have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Food planning and packing overnight backcountry trips
  • Purchasing and menu planning
  • Problem solving skills and able to work autonomously
  • Outdoor and environmental education
  • Naturalist experience and knowledge
  • Survival skills, wilderness experience
  • Experience with the Pine Project (e.g. volunteering, adult programs)

A Note About Covid-19

As part of our effort to keep our Red Wolf Overnight Camp community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, all staff members are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after having received the completed series of a COVID-19 Vaccine. If you are the successful candidate, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination to the Pine Project as a condition of employment. In the event that you cannot receive the vaccine due to medical or religious grounds protected under the Human Rights Code, the Pine Project will consider accommodation requests on a case-by-case basis.

Application Procedure

There are two options to apply:

  1. Submit a resume and cover letter to Please refer to the “Red Wolf Food Coordinator” position in the email subject line.

Your cover letter should be about one page in length and include:

  • Where you saw this job posting
  • Why you are interested in the Pine Project and the Food Coordinator role
  • A brief description of your relevant skills, experience and aptitudes
    • Applicants who do not meet all of the stated qualifications but have transferable skills, experiences or aptitudes are encouraged to apply and explain their relevance to the role in the cover letter.
  1. Apply through our online portal here: The portal will take you through education and relevant work experience (similar to a resume) and ask the above questions (similar to a cover letter)

Apply by March 27th in order to be considered in the second round of applications.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please. 

The Pine Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promoting equity and diversity within our workplace and greater community. We work proactively to develop a barrier-free selection process and inclusive work environment where team members feel empowered to express authentic ideas and experiences. 

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants with an interest in advancing our mission, vision and values. We especially encourage applications from members of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, persons with disabilities, women and/or LGBTQ2S+. If contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received will be addressed in confidence.




April 29, 2022

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